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Friday, Dec 1, 2023



Vermont Coffee Company sold to Stonewall Kitchen

Vermont Coffee Company, supplier of coffee to the college, is being sold to Stonewall Kitchen, a large specialty-food company based in Maine. It currently operates a cafe in downtown Middlebury and has product distributors throughout the Northeast.  Middlebury resident Paul Ralston established the ...


Brunch is back at Vergennes Laundry

Vergennes Laundry, a gourmet bakery, coffee shop and restaurant, reopened its doors in January, with a new owner, atmosphere and a philosophy that centers community-building. Nadia Dole, a chef and business owner, bought the business in September 2020 and moved to Vergennes. Dole also owns a film and ...


Woodchuck Cider brand returns to local ownership

At less than 7% of its acquisition price, The Middlebury-based Vermont Cider Company (VCC) — best known by Middlebury students and residents for its popular product Woodchuck Hard Cider — has been sold to Northeast Drinks Group in a recent deal completed on April 9. Northeast Drinks Group was ...


Why Vermont adopted its BIPOC vaccination strategy

State health officials have ramped up efforts to prioritize the vaccination of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities, which are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. In addition to higher rates of infection and hospitalization from Covid-19, BIPOC vaccine rates are lagging behind ...


VA partners with Middlebury for vaccination clinic

The White River Junction Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System has organized a vaccination clinic in partnership with the college that will take place on Saturday, April 10. The clinic will be hosted at the college’s athletics complex, where vaccines will be available to veterans and employees of ...


Tornado touches down in Middlebury, injuring two

An EF1 tornado touched down near Painter Road in Middlebury during the heavy storms on Friday afternoon, injuring two and causing damage to several houses.  One of the two people injured was a child, who was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One home near 112 Painter Road was deemed ...


College taps staff and hospice workers for campus Covid testing

The college enlisted the help of roughly 55 staff from Addison County Home Health and Hospice and several college departments to assist with testing on campus this spring. College employees were diverted from human resources, athletics and other departments to assist with Monday and Thursday testing ...


Breaking: All Vermonters eligible for vaccine by end of April

All adult Vermonters will be able to sign up for a Covid-19 vaccine appointment within the next month, according to an announcement released by Gov. Scott today . College students, part of the final age group of eligible adults, will be able to sign starting on April 19.  According to Scott, 30% of ...


Local businesses safely welcome students back to town

Following the end of campus quarantine on March 5, local businesses are enthusiastically welcoming students back and encouraging them to safely frequent their shops.  Abbey LaMay-West, owner of Vermont’s Own Gifts and Goods, a small business that sells foods and other specialty items made in Vermont, ...


Addison County shelters & homes adapt to challenges of Covid-19

Since the start of the pandemic, Addison County's robust network of nonprofit organizations has been reworking its services to comply with Vermont’s social distancing protocols and continue collaborative, volunteer-based service. Covid-19-induced challenges, Vermont’s worsening opioid crisis and ...

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Abenaki speaker series continues at CCV through the spring

This spring, the Community College of Vermont (CCV) is hosting a three-part virtual Abenaki speaker series. Jesse Bowman Bruchac delivered the first lecture on Feb. 18 and will be followed by Chief Don Stevens, who is set to give a one-hour presentation this evening, March 18, beginning at 5 p.m. Melody ...


Students donate over 3,000 lbs of quarantine snacks in food drive

When Middlebury students arrived this semester, their rooms were full of snacks to tide them over through room quarantine. But as the dining halls opened and students could pick up treats from MiddXpress or meals from The Grille, many of those snacks were left uneaten — about 3,000 pounds of them.  Emma ...